that old GNU/Linux argument

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Sat Jul 26 00:52:49 UTC 2008

On Jul 25, 2008, Bjoern Schiessle <bes at> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at> writes:
>>> Who did that port?? Linus and his team?
>> Most certainly.  I can't quite picture the GNU project putting
>> resources into the early development of GNU+Linux to make the
>> combination usable.  Linux was not perceived as a relevant kernel for
>> the GNU operating system back then.

> It seems like the FSF has at least funded the necessary rewriting: 

Yep, but that was not exactly "early".  That's what became,
which would put that around 1994-5, if memory serves.  By then, Linux
was already perceived as relevant and important, and I believe the
Hurd had already been shifted to lower priority.

Alexandre Oliva
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